A sane Discord API for Python 3 built on asyncio and good intentions
An opinionated Discord API for Python 3 and asyncio.
THIS API IS CURRENTLY IN A PRE-ALPHA STAGE, SO NEW VERSIONS WILL CONTAIN BREAKING CHANGES WITHOUT A MINOR VERSION INCREMENTATION. ALL FEATURES ARE PROVISIONAL AND CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME UNTIL THIS API IS IN A USABLE STATE FOR A FULL FIRST RELEASE.
Please VISIT MY DISCORD if you wish to receive progress updates or help out, any help and contribution is more than welcome :-)
What is this API?
A base Python Discord API framework for CPython 3.8 Designed for ease of use, customization, and sane defaults.
This API is designed to provide the pure-python interface to the RESTful Discord API and the Gateway. This will provide a set of basic models and abstractions that can be used to build a basic Discord bot in Python with asyncio in a logical, idiomatic, Pythonic, concise way.
Other APIs may exist that are faster, use less memory, or are smaller. I wont dispute that. The aim of this library is to provide a solid and consistent interface that can be relied upon by the end user, and to provide regular updates that are able to be opted into.
I also aim to provide as much automated test coverage as possible. I want to be able to immediately prove that a function does what is expected of it to provide hard evidence that a build is not fundamentally broken before deploying it.
The final aim is for maintainability. This API attempts to be as documented and expandable as possible internally. If something isn't right and you have some understanding of Python, hopefully you should be able to pick it up and tweak it to solve your use case, rather than fighting inflexible internal abstractions that hide the information you need.
What is this API not?
This API is not for people using anything older than CPython 3.8.
It currently is not able to provide voice functionality. Again, this may be added in the future.
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